Our Audiologists and Hearing Aid Specialists
Leslie E. Herman, Au.D. CCC-A, F-AAA
Doctor of Audiology
Dr. Leslie Herman received the Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree in 2005 from the Arizona School of Health Sciences. She has a Master's Degree in Audiology from Washington University in St. Louis, where she also received an academic fellowship from the Central Institute for the Deaf, and a Bachelor's Degree in Speech Pathology from Syracuse University. In 1983, she founded the Summit Hearing Aid Center in Summit and three years later opened a second office in Irvington.
Dr Herman holds New Jersey licenses in both Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensing. She is a trustee of the NJ Association of Hearing Health Professionals and a member of the American Academy of Audiology, Academy of Dispensing Audiologists, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, International Hearing Society and the NJ Association of Audiologists.
NJ Hearing Aid Dispenser, Lic. # MG 00373
NJ Audiologist, Lic. # YA00102
Holly Herman BC-HIS, ACA
Hearing Aid Dispenser
Holly Herman received her certification as a NJ Licensed Hearing Dispenser in 1994, her designation as Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist (BC-HIS, ACA) in 1997, and her Bachelor of Science from the University of Houston. She is a member of the NJ Association of Hearing Health Professionals (1995-present) and the International Hearing Society (1997-present). She has been privileged to work at the Summit Hearing Aid Center since 1993.
Holly cherishes the professional relationships she has with her patients and the positive impact she has on their quality of life. Outside of the office she is active in her community volunteering for the Valhalla Civic Association, Field Corps Board and MJCBY.
NJ Hearing Aid Dispenser, Lic. #MG 00738.
Reena Bloom, Au.D., CCC-A, F-AAA
Doctor of Audiology
Dr. Reena Bloom received her Doctorate of Audiology (Au.D.) degree in 2017 from Montclair State University. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Queens College of the City University of New York. Dr. Bloom completed her fourth year clinical externship at RWJ Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center where she gained hands on experience working with patients from newborns to geriatrics with varying types of hearing loss.
Dr. Bloom is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) and holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in Audiology through the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA). Dr. Bloom holds a license in both Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensing. She has experience working with people of all ages and is passionate about helping those with hearing loss improve their quality of life. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her daughter and husband.
NJ Hearing Aid Dispenser Lic: 25MG00144200
NJ Audiologist Lic: 41YA00097900
Audiology Doctoral Student • Runner
Experiencing Hearing Loss
When Jacqueline's younger brother was diagnosed with hearing loss, the audiologist suggested the whole family get tested. Jacqueline was the last one to be tested and she was fit with her first hearing aid at the age of 14, right before she started high school. It is believed, however, that she has had hearing loss since birth.
"Before the diagnosis, all I ever knew was my hearing loss," she said. "I thought I was hearing like everyone else."
Paying it Forward
Jacqueline's audiologist, Brian McClintok, has been by her side for over ten years and inspired her to go into the field of audiology. She is now working toward her doctoral degree. She says,
"I chose my career because of my hearing loss. I have a lot of special moments with my patients when they find out I have hearing loss and wear hearing aids. It's like a lightbulb goes off in their heads and they think, 'She gets me. She understands.' Having hearing loss allows me to let my patients know it's going to be okay.
I am determined to share my passion for audiology with every patient I have. I am able to relate to my patients in ways most audiologists can't. It is my goal to show compassion and understanding to every patient and provide them with the best care so they can hear better."
Jacqueline also inspires others by speaking out about her hearing loss and more. She is a lector at her church, and also does lectures at local community centers about hearing loss.
Why Jacqueline is a HearStrong Champion
Jacqueline is a HearStrong Champion because she is passionate about making a difference in the lives of those with hearing loss. She knows the challenges that can come with hearing loss and getting fit for hearing aids, and she is determined to help others overcome those challenges with her expertise and compassion.
Monika received her degree as an administrative assistant in 1999 from Gibbs College. Prior to working at this facility she was employed as a doctor's assistant at a pediatrician's office. For the past 15 years Monika has held the position of office manager and patient coordinator at Summit Hearing Aid Center. Monika moved from Poland 20 years ago. From working in this busy office and with daily patient contact, her command of the English language has flourished. Monika states that, "she enjoys her position with Dr. Herman and the rest of the staff and is considering continuing her education in hearing aid dispensing so “she can help people to hear better”."